Score, report, and key facts
The set was pretty even as both sides managed to hold the serve. The only difference was 1 break that Pliskova conquered in the 7th game (4-3) before winning the set (6-4).
The American won the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after dropping her serve in the 7th (3-4) game, The American broke back in the 8th (4-4) and in the 10th (6-4) game before winning the set 6-4.
Pliskova had a strong start of this set after breaking Kenin in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating her break and lead 4-0. Karolina improved her lead after breaking Sofia in the 3rd (3-0) and in the 7th (6-1) game before conquering the set.
A crucial moment of the match was when the Czech won 4 consecutive games in the 3rd set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0.
At the end of the match, Karolina scored 94 points vs. the American’s 82 points.
The Czech served exceptionally well to win 80% of the points (49/61) behind her first serve. Nonetheless she won only 30% points (9/30) on her second serve. Pliskova fired 18 aces and she committed 4 double faults. Karolina was sharp when converting 50% of the break points that she conquered (5/10). On the other side, Kenin was struggling in finding the solution in converting her break points because she converted only 18% of her break points (2/11). That was one of the key issues for her loss.
After this contest, the head to head between Pliskova and Kenin is 4-0 for Karolina.
Next Match: Karolina Pliskova vs. Ajla Tomljanovic – stats
Pliskova will compete against Tomljanovic in the semifinal.
The last time that they locked horns, Pliskova won 6-3 6-3 in the 2nd round in Rome back in May 2019.
Tennis Scores in Zhengzhou
- Ajla TomljanovicTomljanovic – Saisai ZhengZheng (6-1 6-74 6-4) – See score progression
- Petra MarticMartic – Aryna SabalenkaSabalenka (7-5 5-7 6-4) – See score progression
- Karolina PliskovaPliskova – Sofia KeninKenin (6-4 4-6 6-1) – See score progression
- Kristina MladenovicMladenovic – Elina SvitolinaSvitolina (6-4 4-6 6-3) – See score progression